Siouxon Creek Hike

Southwest Washington/Mount St. Helens, Washington

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  • Swimming hole near the trailhead on Siouxon Creek.- Siouxon Creek Hike
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  • Unidentified moss species (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Siouxon Creek Hike
  • Horseshoe Creek Falls.- Siouxon Creek Hike
  • Horseshoe Creek Falls.- Siouxon Creek Hike
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  • Deer fern (Blechnum spicant).- Siouxon Creek Hike
  • Devil's club (Oplopanax horridus).- Siouxon Creek Hike
  • Bridge and deep pools near Chinook Falls.- Siouxon Creek Hike
  • Deep pools near Chinook Falls.- Siouxon Creek Hike
  • Chinook Falls.- Siouxon Creek Hike
  • Wildcat Falls.- Siouxon Creek Hike
  • Step moss (Hylocomium splendens).- Siouxon Creek Hike
  • Giant black cottonwood (Populus balsamifera).- Siouxon Creek Hike
  • The remains of an older generation.- Siouxon Creek Hike
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Four waterfalls. Old-growth forest. Swimming holes. Backcountry campsites.
Cons: 
Campsites are heavily shaded and often damp.
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Region:
Southwest Washington/Mount St. Helens, WA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
700.00 ft (213.36 m)
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for: 
Hiking
Biking
Total Distance: 
8.70 mi (14.00 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,320.00 ft (402.34 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Siouxon Creek Trail is one of the best year-round hikes in the Portland area.  During the rainy winter months this low-elevation getaway provides a splendid display of a temperate old-growth forest.  Extensive stands of Douglas fir tower over the giant stumps of western red cedar that used to dominate the forest.  During the intense heat of August and September, the creek provides a string of deep, crystal-clear swimming holes.  Backcountry campsites make the trail an ideal place to overnight.  The many falls along the trail are beautiful in any season, including the broad, 50-foot Chinook Falls and the 100-foot Wildcat Falls that plummets from a basalt cliff.

For a longer hike, make the 10.4 mile, 2,100-foot climb up to Horseshoe Ridge.  The 14.5 mile, 2,800-foot climb to Huffman or Siouxon Peak provides spectacular views of Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood, Mount Adams, and Mount Rainier.

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